ISASS Submits Request for New Diagnostic Codes for Low Back Pain

On December 2, 2022, ISASS submitted a request to the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee for new ICD-10 diagnostic codes for discogenic low back pain with leg pain. The request  will be reviewed in a public forum meeting in March 2023 with publication of the Committee’s recommendations in summer 2023.

The request was led by ISASS Coding and Reimbursement Task Force Chair Morgan Lorio, MD, with assistance from multiple members of the Task Force, including James Yue, MD.

If accepted and implemented, the requested codes would add granularity to the ICD diagnostic codes and further enable and enhance research and tracking of multi-symptomatic spine conditions.

Dr. Lorio will lead the presentation to the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee in March 2023.

To read the submitted request see attached.

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